Events Calendar

May 9, 2018 – 10:00AM PT

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series:
Mark Levy: How To Talk About Your Consulting Business, So That People Care

Let’s face it, many consultants don’t know how to talk about what they do for a living and how it can help others. Instead, as they discuss their work, listeners grow bored or confused, and try to end the conversation ASAP. The unfortunate results? Potential sales are lost, opportunities are blown, reputations are damaged, and the consultant’s self-confidence is (justifiably) shaken.

Not knowing how to talk about one’s business – during formal and informal sales pitches, with the press, from the stage, and during everyday conversation – stunts growth for both the consultant and their firm.

In this webinar, Mark Levy will teach you how to talk about your business clearly and engagingly, so that others will sit up and take notice. You’ll get hands-on training in Levy’s unconventional approach to the elevator speech and back story, as ways of making the description of your business memorable, emotional, and easy to share.

About the Speaker

Mark Levy is the founder of Levy Innovation LLC (www.levyinnovation.com), a positioning firm that helps consultants and other thought leaders increase their fees by up to 2,000%. Mark has consulted to some of the world’s most prominent people and organizations, including Simon Sinek of “Start With Why” fame, a former department head from the White House, CEOs of major brands, the former head of strategy of the Harvard Business School, and two TV shows. He has written for the New York Times, and has written or co-created five books, including “Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content.” Mark is a proud 2018 inductee into The Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame.

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May 31, 2018

Regional SAC Get-Together: Charlotte, NC

Featuring Alan Weiss.

Hosted by Sarah Levitt.

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June 5, 2018 – 10:00AM PT

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series:
Alan Weiss: What in the World is Going on? How Recent Trends in Business May Impact Your Consulting Practice

Should you change your business model to adapt to current business trends? What are the top trends that are likely to impact consultants in the next 6-12 months?

Join SAC founder Dr. Alan Weiss for an engaging and fun session that will help you fine-tune your focus for 2018 and beyond.

About the Speaker

Million Dollar Consultant Alan Weiss, president of Summit Consulting, has been called the “rock star of consulting.” He’s published over 500 articles and 60 books on consulting, is an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame® and the concurrent recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence. He has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, one of only two people in history holding both those designations. The founder of SAC, Alan has developed the premiere global community for solo consultants.

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June 7, 2018

Workshop:
Linda Popky: The Stand Out Consultant—Best Practices to Be Heard Above the Noise

Time: 10:00-2:30PM PT
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

In conjunction with Women in Consulting

In today’s busy business environment, it’s more important than ever for consultants to stand out from the crowd. No matter what the focus of your practice, you still need to find a way to reach prospects and clients, to drive them to purchase your services, and to build relationships that last.

As consultants, we need to know how we can become more valuable to our clients, so that we differentiate themselves from other options available, and command higher prices for our services.

Award-winning marketing expert Linda Popky, author of the book Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters, will share strategies and best practices that will help you stand out from the crowd.

In this interactive session, you’ll learn:

  • Why doing more for your clients may be earning you less revenue
  • How to overcome the objections you’re most likely to face
  • Why your first sale is always to yourself
  • How to build a brand that stands out and keeps you top of mind
  • Where you stand in terms of Marketing Above the Noise with a quick assessment
  • How to build thought leadership that helps you break ahead of others in your area

Bring your own actual questions and client issues. We’ll brainstorm selected scenarios in real-time and role play best ways to resolve actual situations.

You’ll leave with a short action plan for next steps you can take to further your marketing goals.

Lunch is included

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September, 2018:

Webinar: Details TBA

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October 3-4, 2018:

Annual Meeting:
Location: New York City

Two full days of high-value presentations. SAC Founder Alan Weiss will keynote the morning sessions, with workshops and breakout sessions in the afternoons. Look for more details on this event soon.

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October 2018:

Webinar: Details TBA

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November 14, 2018: 11:00AM PT

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series:
Omar Khan: Creating Value Globally

How can you create a real impact across cultures? Can you innovate faster than others imitate? Learn how to make distance and distinction work powerfully for you, while avoiding the trap of labor intensity through creative leverage.

Omar Khan, Founder and Senior Partner of boutique global consulting firm Sensei International, has lived in Egypt, Germany, US, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Japan, UK, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Dubai. Omar is a wide- ranging author, consultant, peripatetic bon vivant and global coach who has been rated one of the Top 25 Consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine.

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December 4, 2018

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series:
Colleen Francis

More info coming soon.

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January 2, 2019: 10:00AM PT

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series:
Dan Janal: Reporters Are Looking for You! Using PR to Build Your Practice

How do you pitch ideas about your consulting practice to reporters who are crazy busy and seem to have ADD? How do you press releases to improve your Google ranking? How can you get publicity for your book? Dan Janal answers these questions and tells you how to piggyback onto trending stories in this information-packed webinar.

About the Speaker

Dan Janal, one of the founding fathers of Internet marketing and the author of more than a dozen books, helps businesses build their brands with publicity and books.

Dan Janal is considered one of the founding fathers of Internet marketing because he wrote one of the first books on the field in 1993. The Los Angeles Times called Dan “an Internet marketing expert.”

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February 5, 2019

SAC Best Practices Webinar Series:
Alan Weiss:

Topic TBA

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